Russia said it could provide S300 coverage to Syria within 2 months to cover Israel.

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 Russia said it could provide S300 coverage to Syria within 2 months to cover Israel.


Russian satellite news agency reported on September 23 that Victor Mulahovsky, editor-in-chief of Russias National Armaments magazine and military expert, told the media that Russia could supply Syria with S-300 air defense missile systems within 2-3 months if a decision was made.

Mulahovsky says Russia has made a compromise with Israel, even though it has damaged Moscows reputation as a partner in military technical cooperation.

After the Russian Ir-20 plane was shot down in Syria, some experts began to discuss the possibility of supplying the S-300 to Syria. The editor-in-chief of Russias National Armaments magazine believes this can be done in two to three months, but Israel may try to destroy the S-300 deployed in Syria.

He said: It is possible to make such a decision, which will lead to the air combat task is difficult, the conflict sharply intensified. I think it is necessary to update the whole air defense system in Syria. The Doyle-M2 air defense missile system should be supplied to shield the S-300 from air precision guided weapons. We need to provide a new generation of automatic control system for air defense. Experts say the Doyle-M2 air defense missile system, which was deployed at Hemming Air Force Base in February, performed perfectly.

Russias Ministry of Defense issued a message, Moscow time at about 23:00 on September 17, a Russian Ir-20 aircraft returned to the base in Hememem on the way to the Mediterranean sea 35 kilometers above the coast of Syria lost contact. Meanwhile, four Israeli Air Force F-16 aircraft used guided bombs to strike Syrian targets in the city of Latakia. Israeli pilots used Russian aircraft as a cover to place Russian aircraft under Syrian air defense firepower, resulting in the Ir-20 was shot down by Syrian S-200 air defense system missiles, resulting in the death of 15 Russian soldiers.

The Russian Defense Ministry pointed out that Israeli aircraft deliberately created a dangerous situation in the Latakia region, and the Israeli air control system could not have failed to find the Russian Ir-20 aircraft, because the latter was descending, ready to land. Russias defense ministry said Israel had informed Russia of the plan of action through a hotline one minute before the attack, and there was no time to direct the Ir-20 aircraft to a safe area. The Russian Defense Ministry believes that the provocative actions of the Israeli side are hostile. On September 18, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu telephoned Russian President Vladimir Putin to express condolences over the shooting down of the Ir-20 reconnaissance plane, which led to the death of Russian soldiers, and claimed Syria was responsible for the crash. He added that Israel was willing to provide Russia with the information needed to investigate the incident. On 20 September, Israeli Air Force Commander Amikam Nokin led a military delegation to Moscow to try to prove that Israel had nothing to do with the tragedy. According to the senior representative of the Israeli army, intelligence brought by the delegation showed that Syria launched more than 20 anti-aircraft missiles when the Israeli aircraft had returned to the base to prepare for landing. Source: Global Times - World Wide Web. More brilliant, please log on to World Wide Web http://www.huanqiu.com responsible editor: Yao Wenguang _NN1682

The Russian Defense Ministry pointed out that Israeli aircraft deliberately created a dangerous situation in the Latakia region, and the Israeli air control system could not have failed to find the Russian Ir-20 aircraft, because the latter was descending, ready to land. Russias defense ministry said Israel had informed Russia of the plan of action through a hotline one minute before the attack, and there was no time to direct the Ir-20 aircraft to a safe area. The Russian Defense Ministry believes that the provocative actions of the Israeli side are hostile.

On September 18, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu telephoned Russian President Vladimir Putin to express condolences over the shooting down of the Ir-20 reconnaissance plane, which led to the death of Russian soldiers, and claimed Syria was responsible for the crash. He added that Israel was willing to provide Russia with the information needed to investigate the incident.

On 20 September, Israeli Air Force Commander Amikam Nokin led a military delegation to Moscow to try to prove that Israel had nothing to do with the tragedy. According to the senior representative of the Israeli army, intelligence brought by the delegation showed that Syria launched more than 20 anti-aircraft missiles when the Israeli aircraft had returned to the base to prepare for landing.